Three key members of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine of the 1970s were reunited with the Phillies in 1983, helping them win the pennant: Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez.
1B Dick Allen slams five home runs in five consecutive games to set a club record. The fifth homer comes in a 12-4 loss to Los Angeles at Connie Mack Stadium. The five homers were part of a streak in which he hit nine in 14 games.
Phillies play first night game at home and lose, 5-2, to Pittsburgh at Shibe Park before 8,000. Time of game: 1:55.
Phillies hit five home runs in the eighth inning of a 12-3 win over Cincinnati at Shibe Park. C Andy Seminick hits two (three for the game), while LF Del Ennis, 3B Willie Jones and RHP Schoolboy Rowe hit one each.
Choosing first for the first time in club history, the Phillies select 3B Pat Burrell in the amateur free agent draft. The University of Miami slugger was later signed to a five-year, $8 million contract, highest amount ever given to an amateur player.
In an 18-3 win over the Florida Marlins, the Phillies score 10 runs in the first inning (first time since 8/7/75), led by Pat Burrell and 2B Marlon Anderson who had two hits apiece....
....RHP Robert Person launches a grand slam and three-run home run to become just the sixth Phillies pitcher to hit two home runs in a game. His seven RBI was the most by a major league pitcher since Tony Cloninger had nine RBI for Atlanta in 1966.
Paul Owens, a member of the Phillies organization since 1956 and the club's farm director since 1965, is promoted to General Manager, replacing John Quinn. Owens becomes the architect of the Phillies greatest era to that point: one world championship, two NL pennant-winners and five division titles.
Reserve IF Dave Johnson blasts a game-winning, pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning to lift the Phillies to a 5-1 win over Los Angeles at the Vet. It is Johnson's second pinch-hit grand slam of the season, a major league first.
CF Shane Victorino hits a walk-off home run on Shane Victorino Hula Figurine Day, 9-8 over the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.
John Mayberry Jr. becomes the first player in MLB history to hit two extra-inning homers, a game-tying solo homer in the 10th and a walk-off grand slam in the 11th. Phillies beat Marlins, 7-3.
CF Richie Ashburn ties the modern NL rookie record by hitting safely in 23 straight games in a 6-5 win at Chicago. The record was set in 1921 by another Phillie, 3B Goldie Rapp.
In the midst of a streak of 18 losses in 19 games, the Phils tried to change their luck with "Turn it Around Day." The lineup was announced in reverse order, last names first. The seventh inning stretch took place in the third inning....
....The scoreboard welcomed groups not in attendance. Ushers wore their hats backwards with their nametags on their backs. It didn't help, as the team dropped a 4-3 decision to Houston.
RHP Eddie Stack is the first Phillies pitcher to toss a shutout in his major league debut, 1-0, over Chicago at Baker Bowl.
Doug Clemens ties a National League record with a pinch-hit double in his third consecutive game. Phillies bow to Cubs, 3-1, at the Vet.
LHP Steve Carlton passes RHP Nolan Ryan on the all-time strikeout list (3,522) when he fans St. Louis LF Lonnie Smith in the third inning of a 2-1 loss at the Vet in 1:57. Carlton and Ryan see-saw back and forth before Ryan takes the lead permanently late in the season.
Mike Schmidt makes his first appearance at home as a first baseman; Rick Schu plays third. Final score: Montreal 3, Phillies 1.